Dental Sedation Services – Kansas
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At Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry, we offer several different methods of sedation to help our patients relax while they’re in the treatment chair. From fast-acting nitrous oxide to IV or “twilight” sedation, we can accommodate patients with a range of conditions, phobias, or other barriers that prevent them from receiving the dental treatments they need. You can learn more about the dental sedation services that our Kansas dentists offer by reading below.
Sedation dentistry is an umbrella term that can be used to describe when dentists provide sedation medication to help patients relax when they’re in the treatment chair. It can be used to help a wide array of patients, including those with a sensitive gag reflex, dental phobia, special needs, overstimulation, or any other barriers that can make them hesitant to schedule a necessary dental treatment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting form of sedation that our team can administer in-office to help patients relax within less than a minute. To administer the sedation, our team will gently place a nose mask onto the face that will allow patients to breathe in a colorless, odorless gas. A euphoric and calm wave will wash over them, helping stifle the gag reflex and make them feel more at-ease as our team quickly conducts the treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Oral conscious sedation is a stronger, longer lasting method that we typically recommend for patients who are either undergoing more invasive treatments or who have moderate to severe dental anxiety or fear. Before the appointment, our team will prescribe a pill to take that will help alleviate any nervousness by the time the patient arrives. The effects can last past the appointment, so patients who receive oral conscious sedation will need to be prepared by having a trusted friend or family member drop them off and pick them up from their appointments.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV (intravenous) sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream for immediate effects. It’s sometimes referred to as “twilight” or “sleep” dentistry because patients remain conscious, yet relaxed. After the effects completely wear off, which can take several hours, many patients don’t remember a thing about their visit, which is great for some folks. Because it can take awhile to recover from IV sedation, it’s important that patients be prepared to have a trusted friend or family member drop them off and pick them up from their appointment.